LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport, Department of Pharmacology Toxicology & Neuroscience, Graduate School Shreveport Louisiana, PhD, Masters, MD PhD, lab research, LSU Health Shreveport 



A major emphasis of the Department is in the areas
of neuropharmacology, neuroscience, and toxicology, with research in:
  • drug and alcohol addiction research
  • stress
  • neurotransmitter regulation & plasticity in addiction, aging, and neurodegenerative disease in vivo
  • oxidative mechanisms of toxicity
  • molecular regulation of toxicity and apoptosis
  • gene therapy
  • carcinogenesis and cancer chemoprevention
  • neurobiology of locomotor function in aging
  • molecular cascades in neurodegenerative disease models


Find out more about summer research opportunities for undergraduates! Click here!

Deadline to submit an application for the SUPER program is March 17, 2017.

Graduate Program Information
Click here for requirements and deadlines.

For more information contact:
Dr. Nicholas Goeders at or Ty Martinez at








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Corie Robinson

Congratulations Corie!

Corie Robinson recently received a Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) Award from the Society of Toxicology. The Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) award enables outstanding doctoral students to pursue training in identified areas of professional/scientific development that are necessary for them to achieve their career goals but outside the immediate scope of their graduate training and research program. 


Congratulations Courtney!

Courtney Keller successfully defended her dissertation defense on April 19, 2017.


Congratulations Elliot!

Elliot Luttrell-Williams successfully defended his thesis on April 27, 2017.


Congratulations Kasey!

Kasey Jackson received the Chancellor's Award. This award is presented to the outstanding graduate student of LSUHSC-Shreveport. 

Kenneth McMartin

In the News

Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth McMartin. Dr. McMartin has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) at NIH. The BSC is a group of national toxicology experts that advises the NTP on its research and assessment directions. He will serve as chair through 2019.


In the News

View a special report by KMSS Fox 33 on Dr. Goeders' latest work with meth addiction. View part 2 here.

Check out Dr. Goeders' latest interview with 710 KEEL News here.